(to The Chairman this is a hard)
Ive long known everyone has a hard.
Ive long believed in and been a champion of the quote:
Recently Ive been more reminded of this than ever.
Recently a few women—merely in passing and in the most matter of fact of ways—have shared their hard with me.
I’d had no idea how HARD these women’s hards were.
It’s not so much they silently bear their burdens and more they accept their HARD as a temporary part of life and shoulder it without complaint.
(sometimes I wanna lament my hard)
These women did not counter my This is what’s happening here right now. It feels really hard with OH REALLY?! Because I’ve been struggling with XXX.
These women immediately set down their hards (and not on MY BACK as I implored), met me where I was and offered to share my burden.
Life as a work from home blogger/writer mama can be isolating (please to not tell my hairy sidekick I said that).
The fact these women accepted at face value my HARD felt hard to me, didn’t point out my easy (I know I have lottsa EASY!) or engage in one-upmanship (I’d have lost) touched me beyond compare.
(I love her for her honestly & sharing her HARD)
Ive long been a champion of and believer in this quote:
Ive long known the benefits of BEGET’ing.
I’ve been repeatedly reminded of the power of kindness.
- To turn my day around.
- To yank my gaze from my own navel (it’s pretty damn boring in there. and not good-boring).
- To help other women tell the truth about their lives.
I’ve been repeatedly reminded the fact I possess a HARD neither makes me unique nor makes me a burden.
Our hards–big and small—are what make us human.
Today, as you amble through life or clickclick through social media, perhaps choose to view it all with Plato’s quote in mind.
I’d pridefully have insisted I already did–until I learned how many are waging battles I’d never have guessed.
Comments closed. Please use the time you’d have spent commenting to look around your world. Make an effort to “do unto someone else” or lessen/acknowledge someone’s hard.